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Hans Bellmer and Louise Bourgeois at Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio

Posted in Dolls, Erotica, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Medicine / Anatomy, Photography, Sculpture by Suzanne on March 23rd, 2011 | BBC Wikipedia

© Hans Bellmer - via fantomatik75 - click to enlarge

Another old favourite that needs no further introduction as he's been featured in the hallowed WurzelEmpire® on both blog and forum since 2001 is the almighty Hans Bellmer.

Yeah, I know, it's fucking hip to like him these days and he probably has an upcoming spread in VICE mag and what the fuck not but hey, I liked him before you had even grown arms to mutilate dolls so SHADDAP and read this goddamn article already. GOODBYE. FOREVER. NO WAIT! (¬_¬)

A wisely curated and deeply inspiring Bellmer/Bourgeois double exhibition entitled Double Sexus: Hans Bellmer and Louise Bourgeois is opening at Wexner Center Galleries this Saturday.

From the press release:

"The exhibition, which was previously seen in Berlin, Germany, and The Hague, Netherlands, makes its U.S. debut at the Wexner Center. Its title comes from Sexus, a semi-autobiographical novel by Henry Miller, and its design strategically juxtaposes works by each artist in thematic sections. As you move through this layout, you will see sculptures and drawings by Bourgeois and sculptures, drawings, photographs, and a print by Bellmer."

© Hans Bellmer - via fantomatik75 - click to enlarge

All infos below.

On show: Mar 26 - Jul 31, 2011

Address: Wexner Center Galleries B and C, 1871 North, High Street, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus Ohio, 43210-1393 | Map & directions

Opening hours: Tue-Wed, Sun: 11 AM - 6 PM, Thu-Sat: 11 AM - 8 PM

Admission: $5 - free Thursdays from 4 to 8 PM and the first Sunday of the month.

Press release & preview

Catalogue: A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies this touring exhibition and is available in the Wexner Center Store.

In other great news...

• The amazingly generous and insanely talented Jeremy Enecio is doing a print giveaway that you can enter until March 29!

In a world made of strings we are designers of expression on Synaptic Stimuli deserves your attention for a few seconds as it's pretty kvlt to say the least:

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4 comments to " Hans Bellmer and Louise Bourgeois at Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio "

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    William Thirteen says:

    saw the Double Sexus show here in Berlin. Not as extensive as I would have liked but definitely worth seeing. We had some great speakers on the accompanying program. One of whom was a sexual pathologist from Hamburg who came down to elaborate on the biographies of the Bellmer & Bourgeois and how these were reflected in the work.

    March 23rd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

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    Suzanne says:

    Thanks for your feedback, William.

    I must say I did find it a bit surprising that this would be travelling to Columbus, Ohio, of all places but they also seem to have made efforts to embed the exhibition into a great series of talks and movies.

    March 25th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

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    AkaTako says:

    I wish I could go see this - but Columbus, OH?? I just got the Yaso Bellmer and there's scans of the original "The Doll" in there. (Shameless promotion: http://www.akatako.net/japanese-art/yaso-bellmer-poupee )

    March 25th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

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    Suzanne says:

    Who knows, maybe Columbus, Ohio, will become the new Athens of the art world with its very own edition of ART BASEL COLUMBUS OHIO starting in 2020. Well, I highly doubt it, but we live in weird times.

    Your self-promotion is always highly appreciated promotion.

    March 25th, 2011 at 5:17 pm

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